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Celebrate Earth Week at Carolina

Attend one of the many campus events offered from April 18-22!

Earth Day Green Building Tour: LEED Platinum Education Center

Tuesday, April 18; 12-1 p.m., N.C. Botanical Garden

Join us for a behind-the-scenes presentation and tour of North Carolina’s first state-owned LEED Platinum building. Learn about the James and Delight Allen Education Center’s energy conservation, renewable energy use, stormwater management systems and site appropriate landscaping. Free, preregistration required.

The Center for Sustainable Enterprise Hosts A Career with Impact

Tuesday, April 18, 12:30 p.m., Koury Auditorium

Featuring keynote speaker Rye Barcott ‘01, Managing Partner and Cofounder of Double Time Capital. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact

NSF Day at UNC-Chapel Hill

Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Rizzo Center, 150 DuBose Home Lane, Chapel Hill

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and UNC-Chapel Hill host a day-long workshop to provide background on the NSF and insight and instruction on how to compete for NSF funding for science, engineering and education research. NSF representatives will be on hand to answer questions and to host discipline- and program-specific breakout sessions to personally engage in discussions with attendees.

Environmental Humanities Luncheon with Ann and Bland Simpson

Thursday, April 20, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., 3202 Murray/Venable Hall

Join UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing and author Bland Simpson for a discussion, “Many Waters: Exploring Eastern North Carolina’s Sound Country.” RSVP to Tony Reevy.

CDS/FLO Farmer’s Market

Thursday, April 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m, The Pit

Join Campus Dining and FLO in the Pit to mingle with N.C. farmers and makers. There will be plenty to taste, see, smell and buy! Most vendors have Square, but make sure to bring cash just in case.

Carolina Campus Community Garden Greenhouse Ribbon Cutting, Reception and Tour

Friday, April 21, 2 p.m., Carolina Campus Community Garden, 200 Wilson St.

Thanks to funds from the student organization Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee (RESPC), a partnership with N.C. State School of Design faculty and students, and the efforts of architects and builders from Szostak Design, along with two solar consultants and others, the Carolina Campus Community Garden now boasts a new greenhouse. The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting, reception and tour of the new facility.

UNC Earth Day Festival 2017

Friday, April 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Pit

The student Environmental Affairs Committee and Green Games will host an Earth Week event, featuring the Green Games awards ceremony and guest speakers in front of Wilson Library at 11:30 a.m., followed by a “March to Support Science,” around Polk Place between 12 and 12:30 p.m., ending in the Pit. Student and campus organizations will host tables in the Pit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

UNC Zero Waste Event: “Beauty Through Toxicity” Art Exhibit Closing Reception

Friday, April 21, 6-7 p.m., Student Union Art Gallery

Sponsored by UNC Three Zeros, this exhibit closing reception includes a Q&A with local artist Denise Hughes. Using the tops of everything from milk containers to applesauce pouches to sports drinks and more, Hughes layers the different colored caps on top of each other to create murals of the very animals who “consume the plastics which bring them alive on canvas.” The exhibit runs from March 15-April 26. Visit the artists’ website to learn more about her work.

UNC Science Expo

Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., UNC Campus, Cameron Ave.

The 2017 UNC Science Expo is a free, family-friendly event offering more than 100 fascinating exhibits with hands-on experiments, riveting demonstrations, laboratory tours, stage entertainment and much more! This NC Science Festival signature event showcasing the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is a partnership between Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the University of North Carolina and the Town of Chapel Hill – a true “town-gown” experience. Event map.

Edible Campus UNC: New Garden Planting and Celebration

Saturday, April 22, 1-5 p.m., Behind Davis Library

The Edible Campus Garden is located behind Davis Library, between Raleigh Street and Lenoir Drive.
The North Carolina Botanical Garden, the Office of the Chancellor and the Residence Hall Association invite the UNC-Chapel Hill Community to an afternoon of planting seeds, painting garden signs and launching this exciting collaborative garden site on campus. Student artists and local food vendors will be set up alongside the garden to celebrate the diverse food, community and social justice ventures blossoming at Carolina.

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